In between our major snow storms in Atlanta we received two new students. A girl named BLESSING and a junior boy who was quite negative. Not just negative, I’m talking muttering profanities under his breath non stop, spewing out “This is stupid. Christians are stupid. Jews are stupid…” during meditation, during mantras

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Jealousy is a place where no one wants to stay, but everyone has visited.  Zeal, the fiery fermentation of festering feelings, boils up until it explodes.  So few want to go, but many visit.  Today we practiced leaving Jealousy, for the open plains of Gratitude.  The open-hearted awareness of all that is.  In Gratitude we see clearly, we hear clearly, and we feel clearly.  The rolling plains and grassy hills promise that there is and always will be enough.  We need not worry: we are enough and the World holds a special place, just for us.  We ARE necessary.  Walking this road from Jealousy to Gratitude,  we ground into Acceptance. We surrender the no

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YES To Higher Aim NO to Lower Lame

Last Friday I taught PE/Health  Standard: Maintains physical, social, and emotional health by practicing healthy behaviors and goal setting, and Objective: Compare and contrast what you eat/drink/do that is healthy/not healthy and how to create boundaries around unhealthy habits. The kids wrote on their name plates what they wanted to say YES to and what they wanted to say NO to so they could create the mind/body connection on their mats.

Here are some of their responses:

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